Natural Science Program

The Program in Natural Science offers an interdisciplinary major in Natural Science. For this major, students must have the approval of both the Academic Dean and the Chair of the department in which they would have the heaviest concentration of science courses. Natural Science majors who plan to teach at the primary or secondary level are required to also consult with the Chair of the Education Department.

Requirements for Natural Science Major

Degree of Bachelor of Science

Choose a Subject I List of courses from: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics 124-26
Choose a Subject II List of courses from: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Psychology, or Physics 114-16
Choose a Subject III List of courses from: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Psychology, or Physics 18-9
Choose a Subject IV List of courses from: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Psychology, or Physics6-9
Total Credits52-60

Subject I Lists to Choose From

Biology
BI-183General Biology I3
BI-185General Biology I Lab1
BI-184General Biology II3
BI-186General Biology II Lab1
BI-215Principles of Anatomy and Physiology4
BI-215LPrinciples of Anatomy and Physiology Lab0
BI-240Cell and Molecular Biology4
BI-240LCell and Molecular Biology Lab0
BI-310Ecology4
BI-310LEcology Lab0
BI-350Genetics4
BI-350LGenetics Lab0
Total Credits24
Chemistry
CH-131General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I4
CH-131LGeneral Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I Lab0
CH-132General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis II4
CH-132LGeneral Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis II Lab0
CH-251Organic Chemistry I4
CH-251LOrganic Chemistry I Lab0
CH-252Organic Chemistry II4
CH-252LOrganic Chemistry II Lab0
CH-329Analytical Chemistry4
Choose one of the following4
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry I Lab
Biological Chemistry
and Biochemistry I Lab
Total Credits24
Computer Science
CS/IS-180Introduction to Programming3
CS-231Software Engineering3
CS/IS-5 CS or IS Electives (CS-200 or higher or IS-300 or higher)15
CS-332Advanced Computing3
Total Credits24
Mathematics
MA-143Differential Calculus4
MA-144Integral Calculus4
MA-246Discrete Mathematics3
MA-247Introductory Linear Algebra3
MA-273Multivariable Calculus I4
MA-2 MA Electives at 300-level or above6
Total Credits24
Physics
PC-185General Physics I3
PC-187General Physics Laboratory I1
PC-186General Physics II3
PC-188General Physics Laboratory II1
PC-Physics Electives, 300-level or above16
Total Credits24

Subject II Lists to Choose From

Biology
BI-183General Biology I3
BI-185General Biology I Lab1
BI-184General Biology II3
BI-186General Biology II Lab1
BI-240Cell and Molecular Biology4
BI-240LCell and Molecular Biology Lab0
BI-350Genetics4
BI-350LGenetics Lab0
Total Credits16
Chemistry
CH-131General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I4
CH-131LGeneral Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I Lab0
CH-132General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis II4
CH-132LGeneral Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis II Lab0
CH-2 CH Electives, CH-130 or higher6
Total Credits14
Computer Science
CS/IS-180Introduction to Programming3
CS-231Software Engineering3
CS/IS-2 CS or IS Electives (CS-200 or higher or IS-300 or higher)6
CS-332Advanced Computing3
Total Credits15
Physics
PC-185General Physics I3
PC-187General Physics Laboratory I1
PC-186General Physics II3
PC-188General Physics Laboratory II1
PC-Physics Electives, 300-level or above6
Total Credits14
Psychology
PS-151Introduction to Psychology3
PS-200Statistics and Research Methods3
PS-205Experimental Psychology3
Choose one of the following courses with capstone laboratory6
Social Experimental Psychology
and Capstone: Seminar Lab Social Experiment
Learning
and Capstone: Seminar and Lab in Learning
Cognitive Processes
and Capstone: Seminar and Lab in Cognitive Process
Industrial-Organizational Psychology
and Capstone: Seminar and Lab in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Special Topics in Psychology
and Capstone: Seminar and Lab in Special Topics in Psychology
Total Credits15

Subject III and Subject IV Lists to Choose From

Biology
BI-183General Biology I3
BI-185General Biology I Lab1
BI-184General Biology II3
BI-186General Biology II Lab1
Total Credits8
Chemistry
CH-131General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I4
CH-131LGeneral Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I Lab0
CH-1 CH Elective, CH-130 or higher3
Total Credits7
Computer Science
CS/IS-180Introduction to Programming3
Choose 1 of the following:3
Software Engineering
Total Credits6
Physics
PC-185General Physics I3
PC-187General Physics Laboratory I1
PC-186General Physics II3
PC-188General Physics Laboratory II1
Total Credits8
Psychology
PS-151Introduction to Psychology3
PS-200Statistics and Research Methods3
PS-205Experimental Psychology3
Total Credits9